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I could use a hand please. Can't access PC Settings !!!

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    I could use a hand please. Can't access PC Settings !!!


    Hi, whenever i go to the Start page and i press Change account picture in the right corner nothing happens, and i can't find any other way to access my PC Settings.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Try

    Windows logo key + i


    here is a full list of Windows keyboard shortcuts...

    New keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows RT - Microsoft Windows
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  3. #3


    Hello, Sab1nX. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    I know what you're saying by left clicking on account name/picture in the upper right corner. That is one option.

    Open Charms Bar with Windows key + C or mouse pointer in upper or lower right hot corners. Choose "Settings". Choose "Change PC Settings" in lower right corner. Choose "Personalize". Choose "Account Picture" at far upper right. Choose an option.

    Hope that helps and again welcome.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    When I click the button nothing happens . That is the real problem
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Are you trying to change just the account picture or access your PC settings because you mentioned both in the same sentence? Either way, are you using the touch pad? If so are you positioning the pointer over the icon and then tapping the left touch-pad button to access the drop-down menu?

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    If you are trying to really access the PC settings, is this where you are going on the start screen?

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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I am trying to access the PC Settings but whenever I attempt to open something related to it, nothing happens. I click Change Account Picture - nothing Happens, I click Change PC Settings - Nothing happens; not a window gets opened . Touch Pad , Mouse , what's the difference ?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Sab1nX View Post
    I am trying to access the PC Settings but whenever I attempt to open something related to it, nothing happens. I click Change Account Picture - nothing Happens, I click Change PC Settings - Nothing happens; not a window gets opened . Touch Pad , Mouse , what's the difference ?
    I can't read your mind so that's why I asked those questions. Moreover, to avoid upsetting you any further, I will bow out of this thread immediately. Sorry to have bothered you. Good luck.
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  8. #8


    Try running SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 at least three times to see if files are corrupt or missing. Please take notice what it says after every completion.

    Edit:
    I was just reading on this. I think it was patch Tuesday yesterday with Windows updates. Not quite sure. Your problem could be from such. Do you have yours set up for automatic? Please check to see when your last updates were.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 11 Sep 2013 at 09:01.
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  9. #9


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Is Windows activated? I do believe some of those options are locked out until you activate Windows. Press the Windows key and the pause/break key to open the system screen. Down at the bottom you'll see a Windows Activation section, does it show Windows as activated?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Is Windows activated? I do believe some of those options are locked out until you activate Windows. Press the Windows key and the pause/break key to open the system screen. Down at the bottom you'll see a Windows Activation section, does it show Windows as activated?

    I don't remember that section being locked out prior to activation- I think I was able to get to it. It may be a corrupt install, how about your DISM command? Try SFC /scannow and the DISM command. They may have to do an In-Place install.
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